Cessna T303 Crusader
Cessna's Model 303 began life as a four seat twin, expected for the hotly challenged light transport and preparing part.
One four seat 303 was flown for a period from February 14 1978. Controlled by two 120kw (160hp) Lycoming O320 motors it would have gone up against the Beech Duchess, Grumman Ga7 (Cougar) and Piper Seminole. Notwithstanding, a reappraisal of business interest for airplane in this officially packed class prompted Cessna reconsidering the 303 outline, and the result was a bigger air ship. Rather the ensuing six seater air ship was planned to supplant Cessna's 310, then nearing the end of its generation life.
The new model, assigned the T303 for its turbocharged (and fuel infused) Continental Tsio520 motors, flew shockingly on October 17 1979. Certificate was allowed in August 1981, and first generation conveyances initiated in October 1981. For a period the T303 was named the Clipper, yet this was changed to Crusader as Panam held the rights to the Clipper name.
In its complete structure the T303 consolidated various progressed gimmicks, being the first altogether new cylinder twin from Cessna in over 10 years. Peculiarities included fortified structures around the fundamental fuel tank, a supercritical wing area and counter turning propellers, while standard supplies included basic airstairs and a full IFR flight suite (Cessna asserted the recent as a first for its class).
Just minor progressions were presented amid generation, including the expansion of against ice supplies as an alternative in 1982, and in 1983 the back lodge bulkhead was moved behind somewhat which expanded stuff space and permitted the expansion of a payload entryway.
Generation of the Crusader wound up in 1985 as a feature of the general decrease in light flying machine deals amid that period, ending rashly what looked to be a fruitful system. The undoing additionally put paid to gossipy tidbits that Cessna wanted to create all the more influential, pressurized, and turboprop controlled renditions of the flying machine.
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